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United Kingdom announces millionaire project on climate crisis in the Brazilian Amazon - Loxpex News
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Manaus (Brazil), May 23. The British Minister for Foreign Affairs, James Cleverly, announced on Tuesday during a visit to the Brazilian Amazon a contribution of 2 million pounds (2.4 million dollars) to the project that seeks to discover in advance what the future of the largest jungle will be like. tropical world with the climate crisis.

Located about 80 kilometers from Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, the Amazonface project will study the capacity of the forest to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) as this gas increases in the atmosphere, the impact that this can cause to the ecology and functioning of the Amazon and its socioeconomic implications.

Accompanied by the Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil, Luciana Santos, the British Chancellor visited the gigantic structure of one of the six experimental rings that the project supported by the United Kingdom will have.

“This is the first experiment of its kind on a large scale and it is here in the jungle, where it will play an important role,” he told reporters.

It consists of six rings, each one made up of 16 aluminum towers, each 35 meters high. Two of them should start operating towards the end of this year.

“The total structure must be finished by mid-2024,” David Lapola, a researcher at the University of Campinas (Unicamp) and one of the coordinators of the Amazonface program, told EFE.

The United Kingdom has been one of the main collaborators of the project and has already granted 7.3 million pounds (about 9 million dollars), including the amount announced on Tuesday by the chancellor.

The Brazilian minister, for her part, said that Brazil has invested 32 million reais (about 6.5 million dollars) through the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development.

In total, financed by the two countries, it amounts to about 77 million reais (about 15.7 million dollars).

AmazonFACE is a research program of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, coordinated by the National Research Institute of the Amazon and the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and has received financial support from the British Government.

The results obtained through AmazonFACE will be at the forefront of knowledge and will be made available to the international scientific community to better understand how the largest rainforest on the planet can help mitigate global climate change. EFE



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